Shawn D. Miller, Principal

I have served as principal of Little Bennett Elementary School since we opened in August 2006.  

I began my career in education and with the Montgomery County Public Schools as a teacher at Whetstone Elementary School in Gaithersburg. I began my career in school administration as an assistant principal at Greencastle Elementary School in Silver Spring. My next administrative assignment was as principal intern at Rachel Carson Elementary School in Gaithersburg. After successfully completing the principal intern program, I was appointed as principal of Woodfield Elementary School in the Damascus Cluster where I worked for seven school years.  I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed my Masters degree in school administration and supervision at The Johns Hopkins University.


I can be reached at (301) 540-5535. In addition, I am available through email at


Charysse R. Taylor, Assistant Principal

Being the assistant principal of Little Bennett Elementary School since 2016 has been such an wonderful opportunity.  I am looking forward to continuing my work with a dedicated staff and community by providing all students with a positive educational experience through a high-level instructional program.

I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. After graduating college, I quickly realized that education was my true passion, so I earned my Masters of Education degree and teaching certificate at the same time once again at the University of Maryland. I completed my certificate in Administration and Supervision from Hood College.  I began my teaching career at Washington Grove Elementary School teaching second and third grade. I then went on to Great Seneca Creek Elementary School in the capacity of fourth grade teacher, elected faculty representative, team leader and instructional leadership team member. Most recently I was the assistant principal of Greenwood Elementary School for the past three years. 

Feel free to contact me by phone at Little Bennett 301-540-5535 or by email at